Muesli Munchies

Muesli Munchies 300g unsweetened muesli (without nuts) pinch of nutmeg 1 tsp ground cinnamon 60 g runny honey 125g brown sugar 125g butter 3 ripe bananas 180g fresh or semi dried dates chopped juice of 1 lemon Preheat oven 180c, grease baking tin. Mix muesli and spices together. Put...

Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins

Photo by Alecia Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins Makes: 12 muffins 2 1/2 cups (310g) self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup ( 220g) castor sugar 1/2 cup (130ml) milk 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1 large egg 1/2 cup (130ml) vegetable oil 150g fresh raspberries 150g white chocolate...

Wagon Wheels

Photo by Julie O’Malley Wagon Wheels 60g butter 100g (1/2 cup) firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla essence 225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour, sifted 110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 1/2 cup water 3/4 tblsp gelatine powder 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 tblsp raspberry jam 150g...

Lemon Muffins (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lemon Muffins (Thermomix) Makes 12 Muffins 2 cups (340gms) Self Raising Flour 3/4 cup (150gms) sugar 75gms butter – melted 1 cup (250mls) milk 1 large egg rind of one lemon or two small lemons 60mls lemon juice 55gms extra sugar Place lemon rind and sugar...

Decadent Chocolate Biscuits (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Decadent Chocolate Biscuits (Thermomix) 2 tablspoons dark rum, Triple Sec or orange juice 1 cup sultanas 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup caster sugar 150g butter 1 egg 2 cups plain flour 1 tablespoon cocoa 100g dark chocolate (Lindt goes nice) Soak the sultanas in the...

Spiced Salmon with Parsnip Puree and Orange Butter Sauce

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spiced Salmon with Parsnip Puree and Orange Butter Sauce 500ml (2 cups) orange juice 6 medium (800g) parsnips 90g butter 1 tablespoon grated orange rind 4 tablespoons cream 2 teaspoons sumac 1 tablespoon plain flour 6 (about 125g each) salmon fillets 1 tablespoon light olive...

Sweet Blueberry Foccacia (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Sweet Blueberry Foccacia (Thermomix) 140g warm water 2 tsp dried yeast 1/4 cup white sugar 280g bread flour 25g olive oil Pinch of salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tblsp raw sugar 150g blueberries or combo with raspberries Measure out the 1/4 cup sugar and put...

Amanda’s Fudge Brownies (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Amanda’s Fudge Brownies (Thermomix) This is the recipe that has been keeping my kids happy for years now and it makes a big pan of dense, fudgy brownies. 1 cup plain flour 1 tsp salt 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup cocoa...

Almond Jam Biscuits

Photo by Julie O’Malley Almond Jam Biscuits 185g butter, chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup (60g) almond meal 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour 1/2 tsp baking power Jam Preheat oven to 160°C. Beat butter, extract, sugar and egg yolks...

Chocolate Icecream

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Icecream 450ml thickened cream 150g Nestle Plaistowe Couverture Deluxe Chocolate or one with min 60% cocoa, roughly chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 egg yolks 75g caster sugar Place the cream and chocolate into bowl over simmering water. Cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally...

Spicy Tomato and Chickpea Soup (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spicy Tomato and Chickpea Soup (Thermomix) Serves 4 2 tsp of yellow mustard seeds 3 tsp fennel seeds 3 tsp coriander seeds 2 tsp of cumin seeds (or 1 tsp ground) 4 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 medium onion, chopped Pinch salt 2 tsp sugar...

Nut Bars (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Nut Bars (Thermomix) 1 1/2 cups of raw cashews 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted 1/2 cup almond butter 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup coconut flour 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/2 cups 60% or higher chocolate blitzed in thermomix. 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil Place...

Asparagus, Zucchini and Goats Cheese Loaf

Photo by Julie O’Malley Asparagus, Zucchini and Goats Cheese Loaf 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed 3 zucchini, coarsely grated 1 onion, finely chopped 1 cup self-raising flour 5 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup grated tasty cheddar cheese 1/3 cup frozen peas 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves...

Choc Honeycomb Slice

Photo by Julie O’Malley Choc Honeycomb Slice 250g malt biscuits 4 x 50g Violet Crumble bars 600mL thickened cream 395g can NESTLÉ Sweetened Condensed Milk  Grease and line two 18 x 28cm lamington pans with baking paper. layer biscuits over base of prepared pans.  In an electric mixer, whisk...

Pumpkin and Corn Quesadilla with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pumpkin and Corn Quesadilla with Fresh Tomato Salsa 100g pumpkin, chopped coarsely 1 Tbsp water 1/4 cup (40g) corn kernels 1/4 tsp chilli flakes 1 clove garlic, crushed 25g grated extra-light cheddar 1 x 28g (17cm) corn tortilla 1 x 28g (17cm) corn tortilla 1/4...

Jam Coconut Slice (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Jam Coconut Slice (Thermomix) 300g plain flour 180g sugar 120g butter 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 250g jam (any flavour you like) 160g desiccated coconut Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and line a rectangular slice tray (18cm X 28cm) with baking paper. Mix the...

Apple Pie Cake (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apple Pie Cake (Thermomix) Topping: 85g plain flour 100g brown sugar (can use dark muscovado) grind sea salt 115g butter, cubed Preheat oven 175C. Grease a 33 x 22cm pan. (line with baking paper, coming up over 2 sides for easy removal). Firstly make caster sugar...

Oat and Berry Acai Bowl

Photo by Julie O’Malley Oat and Berry Acai Bowl 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup traditional oats 1/2 ripe banana 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 1/4 cup frozen raspberries 1 tablespoon white chia seeds 1 teaspoon acai powder 100g mixed berries 1 tablespoon pistachios, chopped 2 teaspoons dried cranberries 2 teaspoons...

Spices of the Orient Teacake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spices of the Orient Teacake Teacake: 60g butter, softened 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar 1 egg 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1/3 cup (80ml) milk 20g butter, melted, extra Spiced Nuts: 2 tbsp finely chopped pistachios 2 tbsp finely chopped blanched...

Mango, Almond and Honey Breakfast Smoothie

Photo by Julie O’Malley Mango, Almond and Honey Breakfast Smoothie 2 Servings 1 mango 400ml skim milk 1/2 cup low-fat natural yoghurt 2 tablespoons almond meal 1 tablespoon Manuka honey Ice cubes Peel and chop mango and place in a blender with skim milk, low-fat natural yoghurt, almond meal,...

Banana, Raspberry and Coconut Loaf (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Banana, Raspberry and Coconut Loaf (Thermomix) Butter, for greasing 280g almonds 3 bananas, (approx. 275 g) 120g caster sugar 4 eggs 70g moist coconut flakes 1 1/2 tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder 120g Fresh Raspberries 30g flaked almonds 200g pouring (whipping) cream, to serve 2 tbsp...

Baked Eggs, Italian Style

Photo by Julie O’Malley Baked Eggs, Italian Style 2 serves 2 tomatoes (334g), chopped 1 zucchini (101g), finely chopped 1/2 red capsicum (78g), finely chopped 1 cloves garlic (3g), crushed 2 teaspoons olive oil (10g) 8 kalamata olives, pitted (24g) 4 cage free eggs (236g) 60g reduced fat cheddar,...

Chia Cacao Coconut Clusters

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chia Cacao Coconut Clusters 2 tbsp Nature’s Way Super Coconut Oil 1/3 cup honey 1?2 cup peanut or almond butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups shredded coconut 1 tbsp Nature’s Way Super Chia Seeds 1?4 cup Natures Way Super Cacao Powder 1?4 cup chopped...

Watermelon and Berry Salad with Buckwheat

Photo by Julie O’Malley Watermelon and Berry Salad with Buckwheat 2 tablespoons raw buckwheat kernels 2 tablespoons shredded coconut 2 tablespoons pistachios, coarsely chopped 800g seedless watermelon, skin removed, cut into wedges 250g strawberries, hulled, halved 125g fresh raspberries 190g (2/3 cup) natural yoghurt, to serve Preheat the oven...

Cinnamon Pull Aparts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Cinnamon Pull Aparts 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour 1 1/ 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/ 2 teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon flake sea salt or kosher salt 1/ 4 cup brown sugar 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/ 4...

Apricot and Cinnamon Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apricot and Cinnamon Cake Serves 8 140g (5 oz) self-raising flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 50g (1 3/4 oz) caster sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 tblsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 85g (3 oz) unsalted butter, melted 350g (12 oz) apricot halves Topping: 40g...

Jerk Paste (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley (Sticky Jerk Salmon with Mango Slaw) Jerk Paste (Thermomix) Spice Mix: 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 3 tsp black peppercorns 1/2 tsp each: ground cinnamon, ground coriander, freshly grated nutmeg 1 tsp ground allspice Place all the spice mix into a spice grinder. Process until powder like....

Thermo White Choc and Macadamia Cookies (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Thermo White Choc and Macadamia Cookies (Thermomix) 200g macadamia nuts, unsalted 200g butter, room temperature 100g raw sugar 80g brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 300g plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 200g white chocolate buttons Place nuts in TM bowl, chop for 2...

Rainbow Acai Bowl (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Rainbow Acai Bowl (Thermomix) serves 1 130g coconut yoghurt 35g frozen blueberries, 30g frozen raspberries 1 tsp each: acai powder, white chia seeds 50g mango flesh 1/4 ripe banana, sliced 2 strawberries, hulled, sliced 1 1/2 tbsp fresh blueberries 1 tbsp pistachios, toasted and chopped 1...

Chocolate Coconut Granola

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Coconut Granola Serves: 15 Granola: 320g (3 cups) whole rolled oats (make sure they’re gluten free if required) 4 packed tbsp light-brown sugar 3tbsp honey 4tbsp coconut oil, melted 4 tbsp water 3 heaped tbsp cocoa powder (make sure it’s gluten free if required)...

Seasonal Fruit Brekkie Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Seasonal Fruit Brekkie Bake Serves 1 1 pear, peeled, cored and sliced into rounds 1 red apple, peeled, cored, halved and sliced into half moons 1 tsp raisins 1 strawberry, cut into quarters, lengthways 2 tbsp rolled oats combined with 1 tsp honey (can use...

Salad with Asian Dressing

Photo by Julie O’Malley Salad with Asian Dressing Serves 4 2 cups cooked brown rice (150g uncooked), cooled 1 (500g) sweet potato, peeled, roughly chopped, roasted, cooled Seeds of 1 pomegranate 100g baby spinach leaves 1 large carrot, finely shredded 2 cooked chicken breast fillets, shredded 1 cup (100g)...

Lemon and Lime Cheesecakes (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lemon and Lime Cheesecakes (Thermomix) Serves 4 Base: 125g Granita bisc, broken in pieces as you drop them in the bowl 1 tsp ground mixed spice + small grind sea salt 40g softened butter, in chunks Place all ingredients into TM bowl. Pulse Turbo 2-3 times...

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding Melted butter, extra, to grease 150g self-raising flour 30g unsweetened cocoa powder 100g brown sugar 125ml milk 60g butter, melted 1 egg, at room temperature Icing sugar, to sprinkle (optional) Ice-cream or cream, to serve Chocolate Sauce: 100g brown sugar 30g unsweetened...

Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lasagne 500g beef mince 250g veal or pork mince 1 leek washed and diced 2 onions diced 4 cloves garlic (at least) chopped finely 3 stalks of celery diced 1 zucchini grated handful of mushrooms chopped 1 large jar of tomato passata 6-8 capsicums roasted...

Roasted Rhubarb Shortcake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Roasted Rhubarb Shortcake Rhubarb: 500g (18 oz) fresh rhubarb 50ml Grand Marnier juice of 1 orange 60gm (2 oz) muscovado sugar Shortcake: 60g (2 oz) butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 240g (8 1/2 oz) SR flour Rhubarb: Preheat oven to 170C...

Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley   Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake 8.5 oz / 240g dark cooking chocolate, preferably 70% cocoa, broken into pieces 1 3/4 cup / 385g caster sugar (can use normal sugar) 9 oz / 250g / 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups / 312 ml milk...

Italian Chicken Meatloaves with Mash

Photo by Julie O’Malley Italian Chicken Meatloaves with Mash 500g chicken breast mince 200g pork mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed Pinch dried chilli flakes 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves 1/3 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes 2 Tablespoons pine nuts,...

Goat’s Cheese and Fig Tart

Photo by Julie O’Malley Goats Cheese and Fig Tart 2 sheets (25 x 25cm) ready-rolled frozen puff pastry, just thawed 2 x 150g pkts goat’s cheese (South Cape brand) at room temperature 4 (about 50g each) fresh ripe figs, ends trimmed, thickly sliced lengthways 2 Tablespoons red gum honey...

Fudge Brownies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Fudge Brownies 1 cup plain flour 1 tsp salt 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup oil 4 eggs 1/4 cup cold water Mix together all ingredients until well combined. Pour into greased 13″x9″x2″ pan and...

Fettuccine with Zucchini, Feta and Prosciutto

Photo by Julie O’Malley Fettuccine with Zucchini, Feta and Prosciutto 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 4 cloves garlic, crushed 500g (5 small) zucchinis, coarsely grated 1 lemon, zested, juiced 1 Tablespoon torn marjoram leaves 1/4 cup torn mint leaves 20g butter 200g feta, crumbled 10 slices prosciutto, torn Pasta...

Hellenic Grain Salad

Photo by Julie O’Malley Hellenic Grain Salad Serves 2 1/2 bunch coriander, chopped by hand 1/4 bunch parsley, chopped by hand 1/4 red onion, finely diced by hand 1/2 cup freekah (or cracked wheat or quinoa) 1/4 cup Puy lentils 1 Tbsp each – toasted pumpkin seeds, toasted slivered...

Chocolate and Custard Torte

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate and Custard Torte 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways 1 x 600ml ctn thickened cream 4 egg yolks 200g good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 100ml thin cream 4 bought hot cross buns, thinly sliced vertically 2 Tbsp warm water 2...

Chocolate Hazelnut Self-Saucing Puddings

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Hazelnut Self-Saucing Puddings 1/2 cup (125ml) milk 50g dark chocolate, chopped 50g butter, chopped 1/4 cup (60g) chocolate-hazelnut spread 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1/4 cup (30g) hazelnut meal 1/3 cup (70g) caster sugar 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar 1...

Chicken Salad with Spiced Figs and Buffalo Mozzarella

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken Salad with Spiced Figs and Buffalo Mozzarella 4 x 200g chicken breast fillets (skin on) * 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 buffalo mozzarella balls ** or 6 bocconcini, torn into bite-sized pieces 4 prosciutto slices, torn 2 cups rocket leaves Spiced Figs: 1 cup...

Caramel Banana Tart

Photo by Julie O’Malley Caramel Banana Tart 1 sheet shortcrust pastry, thawed 300g fresh, reduced-fat ricotta 110g pkt goat’s cheese 60g (1/3 cup) icing sugar mixture 40g butter 55g (1/4 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 60ml (1/4 cup) thickened cream 3 small bananas, peeled, thinly sliced diagonally 45g (1/4...

Berry Frangipane Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Berry Frangipane Tarts 75g butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar 1 egg 3/4 cup (90g) almond meal 1 Tablespoon (corn) cornflour 150g fresh blueberries and raspberries 1 Tablespoon pure icing sugar Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease six 5.5cm x...

Spring Berry Tart

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spring Berry Tart 1 cup (150g) plain flour 2 Tbsp caster sugar, plus 1/3 cup (75g) extra 90g cold, unsalted butter, chopped 2 – 3 Tbsp iced water 1 3/4 cups (350g) low fat ricotta 1/4 cup (60ml) light cream 2 eggs grated rind of...

Sweet Potato, Feta and Basil Quiche (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Sweet Potato, Feta and Basil Quiche (Thermomix) Pastry: 75g plain flour 75g self raising flour 20g butter, melted 120g cream Filling: 250g sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced 1 Tablespoon olive oil 150g feta cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons basil leaves, shredded 1 garlic clove, peeled 2...

Semi-Dried Tomato Pesto Damper Scrolls

Photo by Mem Semi-Dried Tomato Pesto Damper Scrolls 450g (3 cups) self-raising flour 80g butter, chopped 1/4 cup finely shredded fresh basil Salt & freshly ground black pepper 375ml (1 1/2 cups) buttermilk 200g feta, crumbled Buttermilk, extra, to brush Semi-Dried Tomato Pesto: 200g (1 cup) semi-dried tomatoes 45g...

Mini Easter Cheesecakes

Photo by Mem Mini Easter Cheesecakes Makes 8 2 Tablespoons boiling water 2 teaspoons powdered gelatine 6 plain chocolate biscuits (eg. Choc Ripple) 20g butter, melted 250g cream cheese, softened 2 Tablespoons caster sugar 1/4 cup pure cream, lightly whipped 50g milk chocolate, melted 8 caramel-filled mini Easter eggs...

Tarte Flamiche with Paprika Thyme Pastry

Photo by Mem Tarte Flamiche with Paprika Thyme Pastry 50g unsalted butter 1 Tbsp olive oil 3 large onions, thinly sliced 150g bacon, chopped 4 eggs 100ml thickened cream 1 1/4 cups (150g) gruyere, grated Micro herbs, to garnish Paprika Thyme Pastry: 200g plain flour 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2...

Spiced Orange Roast Chicken

Photo by Mem Spiced Orange Roast Chicken 1.2kg chicken thigh fillets 80ml (1/3 cup) fresh orange juice 80ml (1/3 cup) honey 2 tsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp turmeric 1 orange, thinly sliced Finely chopped fresh chives, to...

Marshmallow Cupcakes

Photo by Mem Marshmallow Cupcakes 125g butter 140g (2/3 cup) caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla essence 2 eggs 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour, sifted 50g (1/3 cup) plain flour, sifted 80ml (1/3 cup) milk 105g (1/3 cup) raspberry jam 125ml (1/2 cup) water 5 tsp gelatine powder 140g (2/3...

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Photo by Mem Red Velvet Cupcakes Makes 18 300g (2 cups) plain flour 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 315g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar 250ml (1 cup) buttermilk 200g unsalted butter, melted 2 eggs, lightly whisked 1 Tbsp white vinegar 1 tsp vanilla extract...

Apricot Chocolate Chip Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apricot Chocolate Chip Cake 1 cup chopped dried apricots 1 cup apricot nectar 125g butter/margarine 2/3 cup raw sugar 2 eggs, separated 1 1/2 cups coconut 1 1/2 cups SR flour 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1. Grease deep 20cm round cake pan. Line base and...

Apple Muffins

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apple Muffins Best eaten fresh 2 C SR flour 1/2 tsp salt 4 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup milk 1 egg, beaten 1 cup grated apple 125g butter, melted Topping: 2 Tbsp caster sugar 1 tsp cinnamon # Sift flour, salt, sugar and...

Apple Cobbler

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apple Cobbler Filling: 5 cups tart apples, peeled and sliced (approx 5 large) 1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it) 2 Tbsp plain flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup water 1 Tbsp butter,...

American Style Ribs

Photo by Julie O’Malley American Style Ribs 3.5kg slabs American style pork ribs BBQ Sauce: 2 1/4 cups (560ml) tomato sauce 1 1/2 cupls (375ml) apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil 1/2 cup (125ml) worcestershire sauce 3/4 cup (165g) brown sugar 1/3 cup (95g) American style mustard...

Spaghetti With Crab, Lime And Chilli

Photo by Mem Spaghetti With Crab, Lime And Chilli Serves: 2 150g tub Crab Meat Juice & zest of 2 lime Juice 1 lemon 1 clove Garlic, crushed 1/4 cup roughly chopped flat leaf parsley 1/4 cup finely sliced green onions 1 small chilli, sliced 1 tsp Sea Salt...

White Chocolate Cheesecake

Photo by Kelli White Chocolate Cheesecake Base: 100g white chocolate, chopped 1 1/4 cups rice bubbles Filling: 250g white chocolate, chopped 500g cream cheese 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup thickened cream 1 tsp vanilla essence Base: # Microwave the chocolate on high for 2 minutes stirring every 30...

Chicken Yakitori Skewers

Photo by Kelli Chicken Yakitori Skewers Serves 6 1/4 cup (60ml) sake 1/4 cup (60ml) Japanese soy sauce 2 Tbsp mirin 2 Tbsp caster sugar 6 chicken thigh fillets, cut into 2cm pieces Ground white pepper, to season 2 green onions, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces 2 tsp vegetable...

Peabody’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Photo by Mem This Recipe is Adapted from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. I have changed a few things to how I made it. Please visit Peabody’s page for her recipe. Peabody’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake 1 1/4 cups chocolate chip cookie crumbs (I used 400g The Decadent Chocolate...

Gluten Free Coconut Cake

Photo by Sares Gluten Free Coconut Cake 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 1/2 cups GF flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp xanthan gum (if your GF flour has xanthan then leave it out) 1 cup canola oil 1 cup coconut milk (not low fat)...

Greek Almond Biscuits

Photo by Sares Greek Almond Biscuits 3 cups almond meal 1 cup caster sugar 3 drops almond essence 3 egg whites, lightly beaten 1 cup flaked almonds # Combine the almond meal, sugar and almond essence in a large bowl. Add the egg whites and stir until the mixture...

Gateau Opera

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Gateau Opera Serves 6 85g caster sugar 3 eggs 3 eggwhites 100g almond meal 30g plain flour, sifted 1/4 tsp baking powder 150g dark chocolate, melted, cooled Butter Cream: 55g caster sugar 2 egg yolks 3 tsp instant coffee powder 140g unsalted...

Sticky Date Pudding

Photo by Kelli Sticky Date Pudding 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped 1 cup boiling water 2 Tablespoons butter 1 cup brown sugar 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups self raising flour 1 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup cream 2 Tablespoons butter # Pour the water over dates in...

Sultana Grape Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Sultana Grape Cake 3 large eggs 150g castor sugar 4 Tablespoons olive oil 60g butter (melted) 5 tablespoons of milk 200g plain flour 1 teaspoon of baking powder grated zest of 4 lemons a good grating of nutmeg 3 cups fresh sultana grapes (2 1/4...

Iced Cinnamon Scrolls

Photo by Julie O’Malley Iced Cinnamon Scrolls 1/4 cup lukewarm water 1 cup milk, slightly warmed 125g butter, softened 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup sugar 5 cups plain flour pinch of salt 2 x 7g sachets dried yeast 1/3 cup currants 1/3 cup sultanas 80g butter, softened 3/4...

Gran’s Apple Pie

Recipe and Photo by Kelli Gran’s Apple Pie 2 good Tablespoons of butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups SR flour a little water 800g tin apples a little extra sugar to taste egg and milk for eggwash Pastry: Beat butter and sugar. Add egg, then add flour....

Carrot and Pineapple Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Carrot and Pineapple Cake 3 cups plain flour 2 cups white sugar 1.5 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups peeled and grated carrots 1 x 450g tin undrained crushed pineapple 1.5 cups Sunflower oil 4 eggs 1 cup of halved pecans #...

Pavlova

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pavlova 5 large egg whites pinch of salt 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 1 tsp cornflour 1 tsp white vinegar 1/2 tsp vanilla # Preheat oven to 200 C. # Beat egg whites and salt until stiff in a clean, dry bowl. Gradually add sugar...

Whoopie Pies

Photo by EmmCee Whoopie Pies Makes six For the Pies: 115g soft butter 200g brown sugar 1 egg 5ml vanilla essence 225ml buttermilk 60g cocoa powder 5g bicarbonate of soda 190g plain flour For the Filling: 450g Philadelphia cream cheese 150g butter 300g sifted icing sugar 10ml vanilla essence...

White Choc Macadamia Cookies

Photo by Sares White Choc Macadamia Cookies Makes approx 24 cookies depending on size. 125g butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1 3/4 cups self raising flour 1 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts 1. Preheat oven...

Veggie Kofta Korma

Photo by Sares Veggie Kofta Korma Serves 4-6 3 Tbsp peanut oil (use ghee if you prefer) 4 cardamom pods, crushed and pods removed 1 brown onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 1 tsp turmeric 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1...

Turkish Delight (Thermomix)

Photo by Sares Turkish Delight (Thermomix) 1L water 900g sugar 225g cornflour 20ml rosewater 10ml lemon juice 6.5g cream of tartar red or pink food colour To Coat: 60g cornflour 225g pure icing sugar. # In a heavy based saucepan place 250ml water, sugar and lemon juice and heat until...

Strawberry Vacherin

Photo by Sares Strawberry Vacherin Serves 8 175g whole blanched almonds 5 egg whites 225g caster sugar 110g unsalted butter, melted, cooled 70g plain flour, sifted 300ml thickened cream, whipped 150g pure icing sugar, plus extra to dust 1 tsp vanilla extract 100g Toblerone chocolate 250g punnet strawberries 1....

Ricotta Hotcakes

Photo by EmmCee Ricotta Hotcakes 250g ricotta cheese 125ml semi-skimmed milk 2 large eggs, separated 100g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder pinch salt 2 tsp groundnut (or any flavourless) oil To Serve: 250g strawberries, chopped, slightly squashed or other berries of your choice Maple or golden syrup if...

Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Crisp Basil

Photo by Sares – Using Romesco Sauce Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Crisp Basil Serves 4 300g fresh ricotta 100g creamy feta, crumbled 20g (1/4 cup) finely grated parmesan 1 egg, lightly whisked 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil Salt and freshly ground black...

Griddled Eggplants with Feta, Mint and Chilli

Photo by EmmCee Griddled Eggplants with Feta, Mint and Chilli 2 large eggplants, each cut thinly, lengthwise, into about 10 slices 4 Tbsp olive oil 250g feta cheese 1 large red chilli, finely chopped (deseeded optional for milder) large bunch fresh mint, finely chopped, with some saved for sprinkling...

Basic Scones

Photo by EmmCee Basic Scones Makes 16 plain flour, for dusting 3 cups self-raising flour 80g butter, cubed 1 to 1 1/4 cups milk jam and whipped cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly dust a flat baking tray with plain flour. 2. Sift self-raising flour into...

Bacon and Pumpkin Pesto Pasta

Photo by EmmCee Bacon and Pumpkin Pesto Pasta Serves 4 1kg kent pumpkin, deseeded, peeled, cut into 2.5cm pieces Olive oil spray Salt and freshly ground black pepper 400g dried penne pasta 300g short-cut bacon, thinly sliced 125g (1/2 cup) basil pesto Shaved parmesan, to serve 1. Preheat oven...

Apple, Pecan and Gingerbread Cake

Photo by Sares Apple, Pecan and Gingerbread Cake 150g butter 150g brown sugar 150g golden syrup 200ml milk 1 2/3 cups (250g) plain flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 2 eggs, lightly beaten 75g pecan nuts, roughly chopped 3-6 pieces crystallised...

Strawberry Shortcake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Strawberry Shortcake Pastry: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup caster sugar Pinch salt 100g butter 3 egg yolks 1/2 tsp grated orange peel Filling: 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup flour 2 drops almond essence 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups hulled strawberries,...

Passionfruit Soufflé

Photo by Julie O’Malley Passionfruit Soufflé Serves 6 1-2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened 50g caster sugar, plus extra to sprinkle 1 generous cup of crème patisserie pulp from 6 passionfruits 2 Tbsp whipped cream 6 egg whites a pinch of cream of tartar 1 Tbsp caster sugar icing sugar,...

Sponge Cake

Photo by Sares Sponge Cake 4 large Eggs 1 cup castor sugar 1 1/2 cups fielders cornflour 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp Baking powder 125g Margarine (not butter) 1. Beat eggs and sugar in large bowl for 20 minutes (hand beater). 2. Sift cornflour and baking powder 3 times...

Pistachio and Rosewater Cupcakes

Photo by EmmCee Pistachio and Rosewater Cupcakes For the Cupcakes: 225g unsalted butter, softened 225g caster sugar 225g self-raising flour 4 eggs 1 tsp rosewater For the Icing: 200g cream cheese 175g icing sugar, sieved 2 Tbsp rose water 3 Tbsp chopped pistachios 1. Preheat the oven to 175°C...

Chocolate Bombe Alaska

Photo by Jean Misko Chocolate Bombe Alaska Serves 4 400g chocolate sponge roll 75g dark chocolate, finely chopped 3 eggwhites 1 cup caster sugar chocolate icecream 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. 2. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut 4 x 2cm-thick slices of sponge roll. Place onto...

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Photo by EmmCee Vanilla Sugar Cookies Makes around 25 – 30 medium sized cookies 200g castor sugar (OR 100g castor sugar and 100g icing sugar) 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 450g plain flour 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature 1. In a bowl or kitchen mixer with...

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo by EmmCee M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes about 30 125g unsalted butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 lightly beaten egg 1 3/4 cup SR Flour 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup chocolate chips 3/4 cup M&M’s 1. Preheat oven to 180C...

Gingerbread

Photo by EmmCee Gingerbread 675g self raising flour 3 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons ground clove 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 185g chopped butter 220g firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup treacle 2 eggs lightly beaten 1. Using a food processor mix the flour, spices...

Sicilian Vinegar Chicken

Photo by EmmCee Sicilian Vinegar Chicken 1 onion 100ml olive oil 1 chicken (approx. 2-2.25kg, skinned and jointed into 8 pieces) *can use chicken pieces instead Maldon salt and black pepper 250ml chicken stock 125ml dry white wine 125ml red wine vinegar juice of half a lemon handful of...

Quinoa and Haloumi Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto Cream

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Quinoa and Haloumi Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto Cream 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 small sweet potato, finely chopped and roasted 1 small red onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 3 piquillo whole roasted peppers, chopped 100g grated...

Scout’s Cupcakes

Photo by Julie O’Malley Scout’s Cupcakes Makes 12 2 eggs thickened cream vanilla essence 3/4 cup castor sugar 1 cup self-raising flour Into a 1 cup metric measuring cup place the eggs. Fill to brim with thickened cream. Beat for 1 minute. Add a splash of vanilla essence and...

Deviled Chick Eggs

Photo by Kylie Evans Deviled Chick Eggs 6 eggs, hard-boiled and peeled 2 Tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp curry powder (optional) 1/4 tsp dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste raisins/olives/peppercorns for eyes carrot slither for nose 1. Cut the top off the hard-boiled egg and scoup the yolks out...

Double-Decker Mud Cake

Photo by Jox Double-Decker Mud Cake 250g butter, chopped 150g white chocolate, chopped coarsely 2 cups (440g) caster sugar 1 cup (250ml) milk 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs, beaten lightly 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon sherry...

Ham Hock and Lentil Soup

Photo by Jox Ham Hock and Lentil Soup 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion finely chopped 2 stalks celery finely chopped 2 Pontiac potatoes cubed 2 carrots cut into small cubes 1 cup brown lentils 1 ham hock 2.5 litre chicken stock or water 1 large handful of baby...

Banana Bread with Nut Crumble

Photo by Jox Banana Bread with Nut Crumble Makes: 10-12 slices 1 cup (150g) plain flour 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 125g butter, melted, cooled 2 eggs, whisked 3 ripe bananas, mashed Nut Crumble: 1 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp coconut 2...

Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Photo by Julie O’Malley Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce 225g dates, pitted and chopped 450ml water 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 90g soft butter 225g caster sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 225g self-raising flour, sifted Caramel Sauce: 150g brown sugar 250ml pouring cream 200g butter, chopped...